HC Deb 22 May 1947 vol 437 cc290-1W
Mr. P. Wells

asked the Minister of Food whether his attention has been drawn to the considerable quantity of foodstuffs condemned as unfit for human consumption in the borough of Faversham during April; and if he will take steps to ensure that this waste of food does not recur.

Mr. Strachey

I am advised that during three months ended 31st March, 217 lb. of carcase meat, 19 stones of fish,2½ tons of cereal products, and 1,900 tins of various canned foodstuffs were condemned by the health authority for the borough of Faversham—about 2½ ounces per head of the population. All possible steps are taken to avoid waste of food, but some loss of foodstuffs in the course of distribution is quite unavoidable.